Tooth-coloured Fillings

Fillings are used to repair relatively minor damage to teeth caused by decay or trauma. In some cases, patients don’t like their old, unattractive silver amalgam fillings in which case we replace them with tooth-coloured fillings. For all regular fillings, composite resins are used. Some people refer to these as “tooth coloured’ or “white” fillings.

Modern composite resins are wonderful materials. They are extremely strong and because they are bonded to the underlying tooth material they can last for many years. Aesthetically, they can be made to replicate the tooth both in form and in colour.

Composite resins fillings are very ‘technique sensitive’. They require meticulous isolation from contamination by moisture when being placed. Because of the extra care needed in their placement, they usually take a little longer to place than the old amalgam fillings used to, but the extra time and effort are well worthwhile.

Despite their wonderful properties of strength and durability, even composite fillings have their limitations and in cases where there has been a lot of loss of natural tooth material, we will recommend a ceramic restoration or a crown. Thanks to our Cerec CAD/CAM equipment we can provide the ceramic restorations in a single visit.

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For more information about our dental practice in general, or if you have a specific question about your dental care needs, please call us on (02) 8883 4560, email our dental practice at info@lipworth.com.au or send us a message below and we will do our best to help you.

How can our dental practice help you with your dental care needs?

Whether your dental care needs are a regular dental check-up or you require more comprehensive dental care, the team at our dental practice will do our best to provide you with the best possible advice and care.

Dr. KEN LIPWORTH, BDS
Dr. KEN LIPWORTH, BDSDentist
DEBRA EGELTON
DEBRA EGELTONPractice Manager
PAIGE VUCINIC
PAIGE VUCINICDental Nurse

Want more information about our dental practice?

For more information about our dental practice in general, or if you have a specific question about your dental care needs, please call us on (02) 8883 4560, email our dental practice at info@lipworth.com.au or send us a message below and we will do our best to help you.